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New York Times, Tuesday, January 26, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,836
Across Down
1. Decides : OPTS
5. Port near Hong Kong : MACAO
10. Obscenity : SMUT
14. ___-ran : ALSO
15. Get away from : ELUDE
16. Attention : CARE
17. Duck : TEAL
18. Transform : ALTER
19. Work units : ERGS
20. Set : HARDEN
22. Scents : ESSENCES
24. Flowering shrub : ELDER
26. Kind of dance : TOE
27. Caused : SPARKED
30. Cato and others : CENSORS
34. Vetch : TARE
35. Severe : RIGID
37. Maid or butler part : BIT
38. Wife of Geraint : ENID
39. Obstruct : BAR
40. Parisian's dream : REVE
41. Poetic word : TIS
42. Wrist motion : FLICK
44. Consumer : USER
45. Polar hazard : ICEFLOE
48. Reading stand : LECTERN
50. Heed : EAR
51. Hanger-on : LEECH
52. Setback : REVERSAL
56. Snitch : PILFER
60. Native of Yemen : ARAB
61. Reduce : ABATE
63. Indian tribe : ERIE
64. Fox's pride : TAIL
65. Tree mammal : LEMUR
66. Asian garment : SARI
67. Old-time slave : ESNE
68. Feelings of ardor : ELANS
69. Petitioned : SUED
1. Swearing-in formality : OATH
2. Not guilty, for one : PLEA
3. Peter : TSAR
4. Repaired in a way : SOLDERED
5. Wander : MEANDER
6. The works : ALL
7. Like one's own baby : CUTER
8. Drinks : ADES
9. Magnetic unit : OERSTED
10. Emotional outbursts : SCENES
11. Connelly : MARC
12. Press : URGE
13. Girl's nickname : TESS
21. Leather : ELK
23. Age : EON
25. Nonpoisonous : EDIBLE
27. Czech town on Elbe : STETI
28. Alarm : PANIC
29. Revolt : ARISE
30. Inner or dress : CIRCLE
31. Plump : OBESE
32. Hudson, for one : RIVER
33. Grim : STERN
36. Merry: Fr. : GAI
40. Cruel : RUTHLESS
42. Bargain sign : FORSALE
43. Legal-size fish for anglers : KEEPERS
46. Lacking force : FEEBLE
47. Malay gibbon : LAR
49. Third-century date : CCI
51. Children's zoo favorite : LLAMA
52. Price : RATE
53. Time periods : ERAS
54. Conceited : VAIN
55. Adam's son : ABEL
57. German wife : FRAU
58. Galway's land : EIRE
59. Ogden of N.Y. : REID
62. Cask : TUN

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